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How to Build A Better Soup

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, October 10, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup Recipe

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup Recipe

When temperatures drop, hot soups make for a satisfying meal. And soups, stews and chilies can be great for healthy eating since the piping hot bowls of goodness can help you eat slowly (possibly preventing overeating), plus you can load them with filling vegetables and customize for any dietary preference. Here are some recipes and ideas for making the most of soup season with healthy stir-ins, nutritious toppers and smart ideas for cutting calories.

Keep sodium in check

Many pre-made and

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Do You Know Your Braeburns from Your Galas? Apple Varieties Explained

By Whole Story Editors, October 5, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Apples are far more than a perfect snack in a naturally portable package. They are a go-to for baking because they pair well with vanilla, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mace, cardamom, clove and other spices. But don’t stop there! Apples also complement pork, poultry, winter squash and bitter greens, and they can be a deliciously sweet contrast when matched with savory flavors like rosemary, sage and lemon. The fruit also pairs beautifully with a range of

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9 Ways to Eat Biodynamic All Week Long

By Paige Schilt, October 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Have you heard the buzz about biodynamic agriculture? Biodynamic farmers raise food with the big picture in mind—people, plants, animals and the environment. If you’re looking for new ways to eat in tune with nature, supporting biodynamic farms is easy…and delicious.

Like organic farmers, biodynamic farmers avoid synthetic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. In addition, biodynamic farmers focus on specific, farm-made solutions for pest control, soil health and fertility. They strive to reduce the volume of imported materials, reduce their impact on the environment and nurture the potential of the farm’s own resources, which include water and biodiversity.

Whole Foods Market® stores offer a

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50 Reasons to Love Butternut Squash

By Whole Story Editors, October 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Sage

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage and Cranberries Recipe

Look beyond butternut squash’s intimidating hard skin, and you’ll find a bright orange flesh, buttery texture, and slightly sweet, slightly nutty flavor — and so many meal possibilities! We’re sharing 50 reasons to make butternut squash your go-to ingredient for fall and winter meals. And fear not! We’ll also teach you how to cut them.

What's with the butternut squash obsession?

Butternut squash is one of the season’s all-star ingredients for

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Supporting Kids’ Literacy is Delicious: Here’s How You Can Help!

By Kelly Magrath, October 3, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kelly Magrath

It’s time to celebrate back to school by getting back to the books with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! Whole Kids Foundation is proud to partner with Jumpstart, a national early education organization working toward the day that every child enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

What Is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record?

At age 5, less than half of children born into low-income families have the language skills necessary to prepare them for kindergarten, compared to 75 percent of their more

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